About the Authors

Augusto Simoes-Barbosa, Patricia J. Johnson
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Robert P. Hirt
Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

johnsonp@ucla.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ASB RPH PJJ. Performed the experiments: ASB RPH. Analyzed the data: ASB RPH PJJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RPH. Wrote the paper: ASB RPH PJJ.